Sticks and stones ain’t the only things that hurt. Words have a lasting effect…
This week, illness
During the segment, sovaldi sale co-host Jeannie Mai sought Tamar’s advice on how to handle bullying, malady assuming that the presumably tough shade queen knew a thing or two about warding off hurtful words. However, Tamar was a ball of emotions as she explained that she’s still hurt from being labeled a “muppet”:
Oh God, I feel like a terrible person. Because I don’t have any advice to give my son because I’m [still dealing with it] (starts crying)
I’m not [strong]. It’s so crazy you think I’m strong.
A particular person started… (hesitates)… saying that I look like a muppet. And… people say it so much sometimes I start to believe it.And so, I even asked Vince ‘Do I look like a muppet?’ He’s like ‘Absolutely not.’ But this person has the whole worldcalling me that and it’s just so devastating because it takes me back to high school and there is nothing I can do about it but what I can do is what Jeannie does [and] act like the world is all peaches and creams and strawberries. So thank you for that Jeannie.
Meanwhile, if you might recall, the whole “muppet” tagline started when singer K. Michelle and her fans gave Tamar the nickname during the ladies’ infamous “R&Beef” drama. Although K. Michelle tried to squash the issue and call truce on more than one occasion, the damage was already done and the name has kind of plagued Tamar to this day. Last year, Chris Brown took it to the next level by calling her a “muppet face ass b****” because he was offended by The Real discussing Karrueche continuing to go back to him:
“…U tried it too Tamara Braxton. U take the role of the ugly sister. It’s always the people wit no career that talk all the sh-t. Dat plastic surgery f-cked yo face up. B-tch look like she always saying “huh”? Muppet face ass! #basicb-tchproblems #thotiannas I don’t even need a photo for Tamar, that b-tch is beat in every photo! #icanmakeabrokeb-tchrichbutidontf-ckwitbrokeb-tches”
A mess! Although Tamar successfully was able to hold her own and clap back, it’s clear that deep down she is truly aching.
Meanwhile, Tamera Mowry-Housley had some beautiful words and advice to offer on bullying, courtesy of her Grandma.
My grandmother always said: ‘Just love the ‘hell’ out of them.’ Kill them with kindness. Meaning love the hell, love the evilness, love the pain, love the hurt out of them. And it’s something completely different and it’s so hard but that’s how I get past it.
A lot of times, it’s not about you. [Bullies] are projecting their insecurities, their hurt and their pain all on you.